Shit … This Is Hard

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Today was my first full day on Weight Watchers. Not only that, but it was my first day back at work after 11 days out of the office for a Caribbean vacation. What a torturous combo!

Today I drank Coca-Cola (gasp!) and ate pizza (oh the horror!) for dinner. And guess what? I kept entirely within my allowed points. On top of that, I feel satisfied without feeling stuffed and I haven’t felt all the shitty stomach stuff that has seemed to plague me day-in and day-out in recent history.

However, that being said, work was hard and eye-opening. I knew I snacked a fair amount each day at work, but not being able to snack the same way today made me realize just how awful I was eating. I was thinking of comparing a normal snack day to today, but stopped myself thinking “wow, how pathetic will that make my habits look.” And then another immediate thought, “isn’t sharing that exact information what writing this is all about?” YES!

So, after my inner-self finished debating, I decided that the best way to illustrate just how awful and wacky my eating habits were (let’s be honest, still are since only time will tell), I would describe a day in eating on a normal work day and compare that to today. To top it off, I’ll put add the Weight Watchers points for both days as well. Here goes nothing …

Standard Work Day
Breakfast: plain bagel (toasted & buttered) with an egg, cheese & ham, glass of apple juice, banana. Points: 17
Snacks at Work: goldfish crackers, cup-o-noodles, chocolate, coke. Points: 21
Lunch: healthy choice cafe steamers meal, coke, cheese stick, Reece’s peanut butter cup. Points: 19
Dinner: McDonalds Big Mac, medium fries and a coke. Points: 26
TOTAL: 83 (mind you my allowance is 38 points w/a weekly extra bank of 49 points)

Total
Breakfast: Special K Red Berries w/soy milk and fresh raspberries. Points: 6
Snacks: Fiber One granola bar, pretzels. Points: 7
Lunch: healthy choice meal, cheese stick, coke. Points: 12
Dinner: pepperoni pizza, coke, banana. Points: 23
TOTAL: 38

That comparison is horrifying. I would cry over that evidence of my ignorance if I wasn’t so damned determined to fix myself. How much do you think you’re eating each day? Write it down just once; the results may be alarming.